European Research Area Network – Smart Grids Plus - 2nd Joint Call for Transnational RDD projects on Smart Grids ERAnet-SG+2 Closed!


The main challenges are:

  1. Enabling an increased flexibility of the power system to cope with the growing share of intermittent, variable and decentralised renewable generation and managing the complex interactions.
  2. Increase network capacity to support increased generation and transmission resulting from renewables and in support of the internal energy market.
  3. Provide information, services, market a rchitectures and privacy guarantees to support open markets for energy products and services, whilst facilitating the active participation of customers


The essential innovations to be achieved can be seen in three layers:

  1. Stakeholders/Adoption
  2. Technology
  3. Marketplace

The ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus partners have established a set of desirable charac-teristics for project proposals:

  • Meta-analysis,  cross-cutting  issues  of existing  demonstration  projects
  • Comparative  validation  of  technologies  and  concepts  of  existing demonstrations
  • New demonstration project

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 20,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 June 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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